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wood told the house of representatives oversight and government reform committee, get this, the consulate in benghazi never had the forces it needed to protect itself. never. >> the security in benghazi was a struggle and remained a struggle through my time there. the situation remained uncertain and reports from some libyans indicated it was getting worse. diplomat security remains weak. in april there was only one u.s. diplomatic security agent stationed there. they struggled to obtain additional personnel but was never able to attain the numbers he felt comfortable with. >>shepard: a former state department regional security officer in libya testified, as well. here is what he said, that the united states could not count on lib jab security forces to help with security adequately. >> the libyan temporary government was unable to extend security assets to diplomatic missions in the ways we are expecting to see around the world. we could not rely on the libyan government for security, intelligence, and law enforcement help to identify emerging threats or to ask them for as
around the world. we could not rely on the libyan government for security, inlligence, and law enforcement help to identify emerging threats or to ask them rise itin tohecotern a private interview, that a state department official who oversees diplomatic security wanted to keep the number of "aicyoty personnel in benghazi dahege the mmeecg om missions around the globe and a constant struggle. >> i worked closely with more than 275 facilities around the world determining the right it itee agogriorch o. evolving process that i appreciate and understand from my own time on the ground a a diplomatic security for. >>shepard: she testified that she has never visited lya. stdemeeld pon t ak le baorstsdhree others. the officials say they never concluded that the attack grew from a protest. never. no protest over a low-budget anti-islam video. you mayeca te unedta ss tthit onfll ple s ,nily cme loudly and over and over and over and over again that extremists hijacked protests over the video. there were no protests. the state departments coming thosssas wee f cag wendell is at the white
and global slowdown. lagarde says government can do more harm than good by cutting too far too fast. >> struggling eurozone countries should be granted more time to fix their fiscal problems according to the international monetary fund chief, christine lagarde. she said with many countries introducing drastic austerity programs at the same time, it is important to slow budget cuts, particularly in greece. >> i have said repeatedly that an additional two years was necessary for the country to actually face the fiscal consolidation program that is considered. >> the german finance minister is also in tokyo. he repeated his position that greece must stick to the cost- saving measures and timetables agreed with its international lenders. >> i think it is better for each country to try to solve its own problems and keep promises already made. if they cannot keep those promises, they must expect to be criticized for it. >> it is still not certain whether greece will qualify for its next installment of bailout funds. without the 31.5 billion euros in loans, they could be forced out of the
responding to what appear to be stray syrian shells. turkey's government has put its military on a high state of readiness. russia wants an explanation from turkey about last night's event, and syria has described the incident has an act of piracy. the cargo had been legit moot and accused the turkish authorities of using aggression against the crew before they were able to leave. >> james reynolds is in the turkish city near the syrian border. let's pick up, james, on what peter was talking about right at the end there. obviously the syrians contesting what was in this cargo. to be honest we only have the turkish authority's word for that it's imlegal? >> yeah, george, the interesting thing is is this, none of the public has seen the cargo. turkey hadn't put it on display. we have the word of the turk yirk prime minister that the cargo was objectionable. some have tried to fill in the blanks there. one newspaper says 10 containers were confiscated. but the director of syrian arab airlines, the airline that had to stop says that all the cargo was legal, and he wants it back. >> and james, now
.s. government to get updates, to make sure the families are kept apprised. but you also expect and every department has this. if it's an employee lost, or a member of one of our law enforcement or intelligence service, that agency takes ownership of making sure to shepherd the person through the system and around the system. in many respects, it's sort of incomprehensible to me. these are people -- the family members were identified. they met with senior officials, and it is not as though they don't know where she is. >> initially i thought maybe they were in contact with sean smith's wife, who, i guess, is in the netherlands. but she was at this reception. they clearly talked to her. >> that's right. in fact, often times with a family that's lost someone, there's more than one person. so you'll have the parents of the victim, you may have a spouse, extended family. and it becomes the government' s responsibility to care for that family and keep the family informed. >> jill, you reached out to the state department this evening about what pat is saying what are they saying? >> they are sa
in the embassy for 20 years. this comes as yemen's government wages war against an al-qaida branch growing in strength. a tragic turn of events in the case was a colorado girl. they found a body in the park a few miles from where the park is. they are saying that it is the girl's body but the police are not confirming. >> at this time we are not making a connection to jessica ridgeway. the crime scene will be from now to tomorrow morning. >> gretchen: they believe she was kidnapped. we expect to learn more 8:30 a.m. eastern time. a worker rescued from a garage that landed on top of him. rescue crews pulled him out of the rubble at 1:00 k. and he is in critical condition. two other workers were killed and eight others were hurt. >> i had seen a lot of smoke and the building shaking and it started collapsing. >> gretchen: the garage under construction . one worker is still missing. lance armstrong not only used illegal steroids to win the tour de france. a stunning report said he juiced his teammates. 25 people testified against him including 11 teammates. his attorney said it is a hatchet j
and if they can't make up their mind, how can we know for certain that an islamic government is what we really want? >> and so, senator, why did you choose this way? you were very specific in your criticism. it's not just mitt romney. lindsey graham, john mccain have said they're in favor of arming the rebels in syria. had you already tried to talk to mitt romney and he wasn't listening? >> well, we've had a couple of differences and i support governor romney and think he will make a great president, but on foreign policy, i think there's too much agreement between the republicans and democrats. but i think the people are tired of war. when you talk to republicans or democrats now, i think it's almost universal. people want to come home from afghanistan. you know, there's such great sorrow when you think about our same police and soldiers being helped. so i've seen a great movement in recent weeks towards really wanting to come home and i don't want governor romney to think it is a good thing to appear more bellicose. i think there are more republicans and independents who don't necessarily wa
may have the spouse. and it becomes the government's responsibility to keep the family in formed. >> you reached out to the state department what are they saying? >> they are saying since the beginning they have made it a priority to maintain contact. they say in the last 24 hours before the hearing they reached out by phone to at least one member of the family and told them what would be reported at the congressional hearing and they also said that the mother of sean is contacted by us. so, they won't get into a lot of specifics but they maintain that they have been in contact with the families in some way or another since the beginning. >> they are now say that go they will contact mrs. smith. >> yes, they say they will make sure that they are. >> at this point, who are they supposed to believe? >> there have been so many different stories out there and now there is lots of political allegations and we had this hearing today and some saw it as a political hearing. >> you know look, this is really hard. in the first 48 to 72 hours, the first facts are often wrong. the american m
measure whether your plan is narrowly tailored. >> and how do you represent a state government. how was the court in 2003 when affirmative action was upheld then, and now there's a possibility it won't be because of the terms of this particular case? what's different about the court? >> well, the composition of the court has changed. the grutter decision was 5-4 which chief justice ren quest was chief. it was a decision by justice sandra day, o'connor, who was in the courtroom today of the guest seats of the justices. >> ifill: is that unusual? >> she has come occasion amy but i think she has a special interest in this case. you have new justices. you have four new justices on the court. but with the absence of justice kagan in this case, you're dealing with eight justices, the possibility of a 4-4 split. also, justice kennedy has always been the key vote in these race-based cases. he asked very few questions today, so he didn't really reveal-- >> ifill: you couldn't really read him. >> no, you couldn't. but i will say this about justice kennedy in these types of cases -- he has nev
, the government, to make sure that the families are kept apprised. but you also expect, any department has this, if an employee is lost, a member of our intelligence services, that agency takes ownership of making sure to sepherd the person through the system and around the system to get information. so in many respects, anderson, it is sort of incomprehendible to me, the family members were identified, met with senior officials of the united states, and the secretary of state. it is not as if they don't know where she is. >> initially i thought, maybe they were in contact with sean smith's wife, who i guess was in the netherlands. but she was at this reception, they clearly talked to mayher. >> and that is right, anderson, oftentimes, there is more than one person, so you have the parents of the victim. you may have the spouse or an extended family. and it becomes the government's responsibility to take care of that family and keep them informed. >> well, jill, i know you had reached out. what are they saying? >> well, essentially they say since the beginning they have made it a priority to be
.s. backed government made recent gains against a al qaeda branch. one month since an attack in benghazi. the house oversight committee held a public hearing wednesday looking at the security measures before the assault. margaret brennan is in washington. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. state officials defended their decision not to send additional security to the u.s. consulate and faced tough questions from congress and the family members of those who died. those questions hang over hillary clinton's final months as secretary of state. top state department officials were on the defensive wednesday, the brutal assault on the u.s. consulate in benghazi became fodder for a verbal fire fight on capitol hill. >> i'm going to tell you this thing smells. >> reporter: members of the house top investigative body accused the agency of denying necessary protection for diplomats. even the department's former security chief in libya, eric nordstrom claimed washington rejected requests for help. >> it was abundantly clear we were not going to get resources until the aftermath of an incident
long career with the u.s. government making officials believe at perhaps he was singled out and targeted. want to talk about paula about this, and what do we know about the victim and who do we think is responsible? >> this is one of the stories we're covering on cnn international and following -- you mentioned this was a senior official at the u.s. embassy, a yemeni national that had worked there for almost two decades. his name hasem. the attackers, as you mentioned, driving up to the car on motorcycles, and this does, as far as sources at cnn have spoken to, sort of bear the hallmarks of an al qaeda-style attack where they targeted -- they knew the route that this man took to work. he was off duty, according to a state department official who spoke with skr nn. now, you'll remember, of course, the source in yemen was a target of attacks and protests against that anti-islam film. some protesters that day breached the perimeter, burned the u.s. flag, and some sources are saying that mr. aklan was investigate this particular attack. others have not been able to confirm that
. >> the idea the federal government funding planned parenthood, they're going to say no, we're going to stop that. >> the obama campaign saying this represents a candidate trying to move to the center. >> like we saw again sort of a shifting towards bipartisanship. >> i'm not going to lay out a piece of legislation here because i intend to work with republicans and democrats in congress. >> wow. here's old moderate mitt. where you been, boy? i missed you all these last two years. >> let's get straight to cnn contributor, the sirius xm radio host pete dominick. he's got a good panel. >> thank you, wolf blitzer, for letting us squat in "the situation room" for a few minutes. we have a very important conversation about what we just saw. it's moderate mitt. by the way, i think bill clinton took my unsolicited advice last week which was to get out there on the campaign trail. but, guys, what are we witnessing right now? mitt romney will say one thing in an interview or a speech and then his staff literally walks it back on iran, on tax policy, on health policy and now on abortion. my opinion is,
in benghazi as libya's new government took shape. now they're reviewing whether any americans should be stationed there. charlie? >> margaret brenner, thank you. rescue crews in miami are hunting for one last missing man after a parking garage collapsed on wednesday. 30 construction workers were inside at the time. a worker who was rescued overnight died this morning. that raises the confirmed death toll to three. we're at miami dade community college. >> good morning and good morning to our viewers in the west. people heard and felt what seemed like an earthquake but instead it was this parking garage, a portion, a large portion had come crashing down without warning. >> reporter: the five story complex collapsed just before noon into a pile of rubble. >> all of a sudden i heard pop, pop, pop, pop, i saw come to any knows straight down. >> reporter: at least ten workers were injured. one man was trapped inside his car pinned under tons of concrete. rescue workers, along with a trauma surgeon, removed the man by amputating both of his legs. after more than 13 hours. >> he was transpo
and defense. people are very concerned and the ability of our government to deal with the very significant problems facing us. that sets a high bar. people imagined him as a leader, and here is that where that debate stuff then. occluding himself so where, giving us something to president obama, that change the way it is very dramatic. megyn: would he think is happening on the numbers here? is it one of the other? what is the total picture? >> it's a good way to think about it in thirds. in the middle there is the governing third come on people are going to vote republican and the other people are going to vote democratic or the truth is that they are looking for the total package. since they feel the urgency, foreign and domestic, the debt in libya and afghanistan and all those of those things, rising prices is no small factor. these people are looking for total package leadership, and that is mitt romney had not crossed the threshold before. and now he has. megyn: i want to get to last nights debate. we talked about it in advance and now we have seen it. there are vastly disparate headli
, but lamb insists the government had the correct number of assets in benghazi at the time of those attacks. critics clearly disagree with that. we have team fox coverage. ed henry covering criticism, the administration and its response. first, the katherine herrage with more on today's testimony and in that testimony, a lot of blame to go around. >> bill, thank you. through newly released e-mails and testimony, one theme dominated. official in washington was preoccupied with reducing the number of american security personnel and replacing with libyan guards even after attacks on diplomats. for the military and state department diplomatic security personnel on the ground, a terrorist strike on the consulate seemed inevitable. requests for more security ultimately rejected and the bureaucratic nightmare of political washington. >> it's not the hardships, not the gun fire, it's not the threats. it's dealing and fighting against the people, programs and personnel who are supposed to be supporting me. i added it by saying for me, the taliban is on the inside of the building. >> within the last
of the people who votes for something, then writes the government to ask them to send us money. so that's congressman ryan from last night. as for mr. biden, he got tangled in foreign policy, specifically the libya killings. martha raddatz grilling him on security shortcomings in the administration's initial claim that the deadly attack was likely a spontaneous reaction to that anti-muslim youtube clip. >> why did that go on for weeks? >> what we were told -- >> by whom? >> by the intelligence community. the intelligence community told us that. as they learned more facts about what happened they changed their assessment. that's why there's also an investigation headed by tom pickering, a leading diplomat from the reagan years who is doing an investigation as to whether or not there are any lapses, what the lapses were, so they will never happen again. >> they wanted more security there. >> we weren't told they wanted more security. >> keeping them honest, there is now sworn testimony that the request was, in fact, made. the former regional security officer in libya second from the left
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. supporters and opponents of president morsi's new government set cars on fire. more than 100 people were hurt. sparking the fury men on horses and camels charged to charge at them. >>> syria and turkey are even more. the syrian regime has been fighting for months at flash poinths like allepo. but it has killed turkish citizens. >>> launched a cyberwar on u.s. targets, that's according to "wall street journal" they say there has been a string of hacking attacks on american banks and energy and oil companies in the persian gulf and middle east. leon panetta is sounding the alarm. >> these kinds of attacks could be a cyberpearl harbor. an attack that would cause physical destruction and the loss of life. an attack that would paralyze and shock the nation. >> doctors in pakistan say the next 48 hours are critical for a gravely injured pakistani girl who has become an international symbol of courage. the taliban gunned down the 14-year-old last week. her crime, speaking out about her right to go to school. 38 suspects are now under arrest. cnn's resa has more on the attack that shocked a nation an
, wearing all black and riding a blue bike. >>> the city of oakland is suing the government to prevent the seizure of a building. the property in question is a medical marijuana dispensary called the harbor side health center. it operates under a city issued permit. it asks the court to declare the government's attempt to close it down as unlawful. >>> the supreme court heard arguments in a case that could have effects on college admissions. demonstrators gathered. the appeal involve as lawsuit filed by a student who claims she was denied admission to the university of texas because of her race. they say the court has become conservative. >>> a slight drop in the number of job opens is a sign of a slow recovery. there were 30,000 fewer job opening in august compared to july. and the rate at which workers quit stayed the same for six months in a row. before the recession it was above 2%. on wall street today stocks fell as the earnings season gets underway. the dow is down 128 to 13,344. the nasdaq is down 13 at 3,051. >>> standard and poor's hit spain with a down grade today. they said
local governments and air quality management. to get the exact equipment needed to fix that pipe. >> we are focusing to make sure that we take the appropriate actions that we do not rush things. that we identify what needs to be replaced. and fix the equipment so we can beat up and running, safely. >> with the crude oil still shut down it could impact gas prices. the refinery is not fully operational in is making less oil fuel >> we will continue to make gasoline and adequate supply to meet the demand of our customers. >> chevron would not give an exact date of one that crude would go back on line in. just that it would take more time. in richmond, kron 4. >>pam: drivers are part raged. drivers are-outrage. haazig madyun >> how much are you paying? >> $4. $4.99 for a gallon. this is the highest price for a gallon that i have seen what covering the recent gasoline crisis. and if you think that is high? take a look at the credit card price. $5.09. that is less than the price of a pack of cigarettes. but that is still pretty high. i asked the manager. and this is what i found. i will be b
lies we have heard before. and obamacare is a big government program. i don't think joe can be too aggressive. he doesn't have to be obnoxious. that's not his style anyhow. but he has to take on every single one of those. the other thing i think is is important for joe biden, i believe, that he has got to remember, that this is not for him. nobody is going to vote for him or paul ryan. if you are going to vote for just joe biden or paul ryan. if you want to vote for paul ryan and joe biden, you can't do that. it's not about paul or joe, it's about barack obama and mitt romney. and joe biden has to keep bringing it back to the fundamental choices. move forward with obama or move backward with mitt romney. i think joe has to make that point over and over and over again. and then i think it is important for us to realize that in the past there have been some interesting moments in vice presidential debates. we remember when dan quayle said he had as much experience in congress, and he said senator, i served with jack kennedy, jack kennedy was a friend of mine. sena
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diversity is a compelling government interest. it's really not a justification for discrimination. >> reporter: a ruling in this case is expected next year. danielle nottingham, cbs news, the supreme court. >> eight of the nine supreme court justices will decide the case. associate justice elaine take kagan has recused herself. she served as solicitor general prior to joining the court. >>> people who report wrongdoing which can impact national security can now also report waste, fraud or abuse without fear of retaliation. that's because the president signed a policy directive providing that protection to whistle blowers. under the policy whistle blowers who handle classified information -- anyone who reports wrongdoing can be protected. >>> it's 4:43. turning our -- 4:33. turning our attention to the race for the white house, the two men vying for vice president will face off in kentucky. >> after president obama's lackluster performance, people are looking to vice president biden to help them rebound. >> reporter: paul ryan arrived in kentucky ahead of his first nationally telev
by reforming government instead of raising taxes. >> our goal is to reform where we can and where we must. that is where matters. providing greater opportunities for our children. a mixed reactions to the mayor's speech. he felt as though there should have been more than 4 in. and 57 police officers457 police officers. >> i did not think that is enough. >> whatever we can afford that is what we're going to try to do. >> i think it is a very optimistic message. even though these are tough economic times. it appears that chicago is going to be able to do more with less. >> mayor stressed the need for pension reform. the aldermen will have about one month to think over herit.>>video gambling is now up and running at bars truck stops and other locations around illinois. wgn's amy rutledge joins us live from davern's tavern in southwest suburban justice. amy? >> already busy on here. they have already had a couple $400 winners. >> and it brings people here who normally would not come here. people who have been another bars play in other games. now that they can come here, the lava. >> it
that government oversight committee hearing responded. >> i am extremely, extraordinarily proud of the diplomatic security service. these are individuals i worked with for almost 40 years. they are the best of the best. they're extraordinary professionals. i was simply surprised to hear language like that used. >> reporter: at the hearing ambassador kennedy said within a day of the attack he personally believed it was terrorism but he argued anyone in the administration would have said what ambassador rice said on the sunday talk shows five days after the attack that it appeared to be a demonstration that spun out of control. these statements are not inconsistent but clearly confusing to the committee. we were told the state department was unhappy with kennedy's performance on the hill, jenna. jenna: there has been so much back and forth over the last several weeks. i had that provocative hearing that you mentioned yesterday, catherine. so where does the story go from here? >> reporter: based on my reporting there is a new and strong focus on a briefing given friday, september 14th by cia deck to
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